Siebenlinden (municipality of Schweiggers)

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Siebenlinden ( village )
cadastral community Siebenlinden
administrative district
Siebenlinden (municipality of Schweiggers) (Austria)
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Basic data
Pole. District , state Zwettl  (ZT), Lower Austria
Pole. local community Schweiggers
Coordinates 48 ° 40 ′ 33 "  N , 15 ° 0 ′ 15"  E Coordinates: 48 ° 40 ′ 33 "  N , 15 ° 0 ′ 15"  E
height 660  m above sea level A.
Residents of the village 148 (January 1, 2020)
Area  d. KG 5.5 km²
Post Code 3931f1
prefix + 43/02829f1
Mayor Alexander Tüchlerf1
Official website
Statistical identification
Locality code 06991
Cadastral parish number 24398
Counting district / district 003 (32525 003)
Siebenlinden 2006, from SW towards the church
incorporated in 1972
Source: STAT : index of places ; BEV : GEONAM ; NÖGIS


Siebenlinden is a place and at the same time a cadastral municipality that belongs to the municipality of Schweiggers in the northern Waldviertel in the Zwettl district in Lower Austria .

The village was named after seven linden trees that stood near the settlement. Today there are again seven linden trees in front of the church.

Siebenlinden is about 660  m above sea level. A. directly on the European main watershed and has about 120 inhabitants (2010). There is a parish church and the Siebenlinden volunteer fire department .


  • Siebenlinden parish church
  • Millennium Life Tower : The Millennium Life Tower on the Holmberg ( 736  m above sea level ) that was built in 2001 is a sight . The 30 m high observation tower contains a museum that deals with the Waldviertel . The construction costs amounted to 3.6 million schillings .
  • Moata: The Moata, a pilgrimage site , was renovated in 2000 and then reopened.
  • Meridian stone: Exactly at the 15th degree of longitude there is a 2.5 m high memorial stone, carved by the Schweigingen sculptor Wilhelm Engelmayer .
  • Wilhelm Szabo memorial stone: A stone was placed next to the former school in honor of Wilhelm Szabo.
  • Plague column: The Gothic tabernacle shrine from 1661 is the oldest martyr in the market town of Schweiggers.


Documentary mentions

1217 Sibenlinden - 1315 Svebenlinden - 1319 Sibenlinden - 1320/21 Sibenlinden - 1340 Svebenlinden - 1345 Sibenlinden - 1374 Sybenlinden - 1396 Sybenlinden - 1426 Sibenlinden - 1455 Sibenlinden - 1522 Sibenlinndten - 1544 Seven- winged cattle - 1595 Sibenlinden.

Historical review

The fact that the place Siebenlinden already existed at the beginning of the 13th century is evident from a document from 1217 by the Kuenringer Hadmar II ; the Kuenringer family comes from the native and presumably noble Azzo, who was born in northwest Germany and was first mentioned in a document in 1056 as the ministerial of the Austrian Margrave Leopold II . He received a large part of the upper Waldviertel, then called "Nordwald", as an imperial fief.

Hadmar II determined his daughter Gisela, married to Ulrich von Falkenberg, to inherit part of his property, namely the parish and market of Schweiggers and Siebenlinden with all their accessories and the forest on the way to Neusiedl (near Waldenstein). The son of Ulrich and Gisela, Albero von Falkenberg, married Otto von Puchberg's only daughter. In 1315, the Schweiggers parish received income from the Puchberg brothers in exchange for Siebenlinden. In 1317 a great rise in prices broke out, the consequence of which was a huge famine; most people lived only on oat bread.

In 1319 the von Puchberg brothers and the pastor Rapoto sold 9 pounds of valid income in Schweiggers with the market rights and Siebenlinden with the village court and the two castle stables in Harmannstein and Siebenlinden to Zwettl Abbey . The term " Burgstall " was mainly used for defensive structures of the lesser knights. It should be noted, however, that this designation is very often found in the meaning of a ruined castle or the steep slope where a castle once stood.

In 1321 the Zwettl monastery served 16 fiefs, a farm and a desolate farm in Siebenlinden.

In 1339 Konrad der Sachse, the nurse of Weitra, bought two donated and two desolate fiefs from the brothers Wulfing and Rapoto von Puchberg. These were in turn passed by purchase to Margarete Marchat, widow of the old judge in Weitra, who used them in 1341 for the hospital foundation there (eleven schillings from two upright and two desolate feudal houses).

The year 1348 aroused great concern among the population, because news of the outbreak of the "black death", the plague , came from the border countries . This dreaded disease also raged in 1381, where in Zwettl z. B. 11-23 corpses were buried daily.

In 1374 a land sale named Jakob von Siebenlinden as a brother-in-law and Hans von Weißenalbern as the seller's uncle. In 1396 Arnold von Zell sold his free property at Siebenlinden to Simon the Mayssenpüchler and his wife Margaret for six and a half pfennigs. In 1423 the parish of Weitra enjoyed services from Holden zu Siebenlinden from a donated and six desolate fiefs, a farm and two Holden on Georgi and Michaeli, each time six shillings 24 pfennigs, ten metzes of oats, half a mint of poppy seeds and on a meadow on St. Peter four large pennies.

In 1435 Bartholomäus Kastner enfeoffed Jakob von Naglitz, citizen of Weitra, and his housewife Anna on Wasen with two parts of tithe on two desolate fiefs of his team in Siebenlinden. In 1457, King Ladislaus enfeoffed Stefan Lederer von Kaltenbach with a third of a tenth on 14 fiefs in Siebenlinden, which the Weitra lordship could lend, which he had bought from Paul Weiland, pastor of Kirchberg. In 1499 the church in Schweiggers had the services of three farmsteads and a desolate fiefdom in Siebenlinden. In 1521, Kaspar von Königsfeld donated the lord of the Feste Wasen, a tithing of two donated fiefs at Siebenlinden, for an eternal light on the cemetery at Weitra. Around 1540 the church at Weitra in Siebenlinden had about two metzels of grain and oats, also income from church estates and death tolls as tithe. In 1581 Siebenlinden gave forest fodder to Weitra. Around 1584 the Zwettl monastery in Siebenlinden still had 16 subordinate houses, the Propstei Zwettl on the other hand only 7. In 1597 the residents of the village Siebenlinden took part in the peasant uprising and rose against the provost of Zwettl.

After the plague died out in 1635, huge swarms of locusts devastated the corridors of our homeland so thoroughly that another severe famine broke out.

In 1772 the subjects of Zwettl refused to do their service in Siebenlinden, about which the pastor P. Franz Bauer also complained to the prelate in 1786. In 1784, under Abbot Rainer II, the town of Siebenlinden with Brunnhöf Bichlhof, Staudenhof, Reinbolden, Vierlings with Schaufelhof and Großwolfgers was raised to its own parish. As the parish chronicle continues, the Zwettl Abbey took over the patronage of the parish with the obligation to build both a school and a parsonage. It can therefore be assumed that the school building was also built at this time. In 1796 the church in Arbesbach was able to rent a house in Siebenlinden with two thirds of it. In 1840 Siebenlinden had 40 houses. In a major fire on June 3, 1874, the church was also badly affected.

In 1877 the Siebenlinden volunteer fire brigade was founded. In 1887 the school building was rebuilt. In 1899, the community of Siebenlinden, which until then was under the political district of Zwettl, was assigned to the newly established district of Gmünd . In 1905 the road construction from Siebenlinden in the direction of Schweiggers had started.

The war memorial was erected in 1920 to commemorate those who fell in the First World War .

From 1921 the elementary school Siebenlinden was run in two classes. Father Alfons Meindl founded the Burschenvereinskapelle Siebenlinden in 1926. In 1935, Father Hermann Riedl was able to celebrate his first mass offering in the parish church of Siebenlinden.

Five soldiers fell from Siebenlinden in World War II (two were missing), while six soldiers died in World War I.

The first telephone connection was established in 1949. In 1951 Siebenlinden was connected to the EVN AG network. From 1963 to 1964 the goods route from Siebenlinden via Vierlings to Hirschenhof was built.

On January 1st, 1971 Siebenlinden came to the market town of Schweiggers. Thus, the connection to the political district Zwettl took place again.

The telephone network was expanded in 1972. In that year the road to Brunnhöf was also made dust-free.

In 1974 the local lighting was renewed. The through-road and the road in the direction of Reinbolden were paved in 1975, and municipal roads were also made dust-free.

In 1977 the newly built fire station could be built.

In 1978 the state road in the direction of Großwolfgers was cleared of dust and municipal roads were paved. This year the centenary of the fire service and the confirmation were also on the program. The school was closed.

In 1980 the funeral hall was built.

From 1986 to 1987 EVN-Wasser built an elevated water tank near the Holmberg.

From 1990 to 1992 the local water line was rebuilt by the Siebenlinden water cooperative, the telephone re-cabling by the post office and the goods route towards Staudenhof by the community. To complete the construction work, the meridian stone was positioned exactly at the 15th degree of longitude.

The Wilhelm Szabo memorial stone was erected next to the former school building in 1996.

In 1999 the Moata was renovated and was given a generous roof.

In 2000, the INCLUB opened the Millennium Tower (observation tower) on Holmberg.

In 2004 the new and expanded fire station was opened.

The village renewal association KreativRegion7Linden was founded in 2006, which enabled the village square and children's playground to be rebuilt and redesigned in 2009.

In 2012, the Reichenbach-Reinbolden-Siebenlinden sewage cooperative was founded together with Reinbolden and Großreichenbach with the aim of building a sewer with a sewage disposal system.

History of the political community Siebenlinden (1850-1970)

The political community Siebenlinden was made up of the cadastral communities Siebenlinden with Bichlhof and Staudenhof, Vierlings with Schaufelhof and Hirschenhof, Brunnhöf, Reinbolden, Großreichenbach and Zehenthöf. In 1850 Siebenlinden belonged to the Schweiggers post office. In 1861 the community had 694 inhabitants; it had a trivial school and a fire insurance association


On February 17, 1887, the construction of the new elementary school was awarded. In 1891 Siebenlinden should have belonged to the Weitra post office. From 1914 to 1939/40 Siebenlinden had its own mailbox. A cattle count in 1923 gave the following results: 74 horses, 744 cattle, 115 sheep, 32 goats, 292 pigs, 38 beehives, 1511 chickens, 22 ducks, 2 turkeys and 11 rabbits.

On May 10, 1945, the Russians entered Siebenlinden. After the terrible wartime a terrible period of occupation followed.

In 1950 the Newag pipeline network reached the community of Siebenlinden.

On October 28, 1951, the municipal council decided unanimously that the cadastral communities Vierlings, Hirschenhof, Bichlhof, Staudenhof and Schaufelhof should be assigned to the Weitra school district, and Siebenlinden, Großreichenbach, Reinbolden and Zehenthöf to the Gmünd school district.

On May 27, 1961, it was decided to clear the streets of Großreichenbach and Zehenthöf.

In 1962, as in 1949, Siebenlinden advocated the construction of a secondary school in Schweiggers. 1963 began with the construction of the goods route from Siebenlinden via Vierlings to Hirschenhof. In 1966, Landeshauptstrasse 69 (Zehenthöf-Großreichenbach) was made dust-free. In November 1969, the road construction Großreichenbach-Reinbolden was approved, as well as the local lighting for Großreichenbach.

Until September 1970 there was no agreement on amalgamation of parishes with Großwolfgers. Thereupon, in October, contact was made with the communities of Großschönau, Waldenstein and Schweiggers with a view to merging. A referendum on October 17th brought the following results: for Schweiggers: 187, Großschönau: 41, for Waldenstein: 45, invalid: 7
On October 18th, the resolution on the consolidation of the municipalities took place: joining Schweiggers on a voluntary basis. On January 1, 1971, the community of Siebenlinden (excluding Hirschenhof and Zehenthöf) was attached to the market town of Schweiggers and thus back to the Zwettl district. The Schweiggers gendarmerie post is now responsible for law and order (previously the Großschönau gendarmerie post).

Mayor of the community of Siebenlinden

  • 1850-1866 Wally, Sebastian
  • 1867–1869 Halmenschlager, Sebastian
  • 1870–1875 Koppensteiner, Johann
  • 1876–1878 Dichler, Leopold
  • 1879–1881 Halmenschlager, Sebastian
  • 1882–1884 Reinhart, Johann
  • 1885–1887 Koppensteiner, Franz
  • 1888–1890 Reinhart, Johann
  • 1891–1893 Schnabl, Josef
  • 1894–1899 Reinhart, Johann
  • 1900–1905 Böck, Lorenz
  • 1906–1911 Huber, Josef
  • 1912–1917 Fuchs, Heinrich
  • 1918-1922 Dorr, Michael
  • 1922–1923 Dichler, Anton
  • 1923–1946 Nusser, Josef
  • 1947–1960 Prince, Josef
  • 1960–1970 Reisinger, Karl

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. Heimatbuch der Marktgemeinde Schweiggers, pp. 208ff, 1978 .
  2. Schweiggers - Portrait of a community, p. 167, 2007 .